For Love

For Love

by Anuhea


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For Love

Intentionally released in time for Valentine's Day, 26-year-old Hawaiian singer-songwriter Anuhea Jenkins' unashamedly romantic second album, For Love, sounds like it should be the aural equivalent of a particularly slushy rom-com. Thankfully the Maui-born songstress has avoided the temptation to drench her lovelorn lyrics with sickly sweet melodies and schmaltzy strings, and instead has impressively managed to produce a genuinely warm and effortlessly summery record which might even charm those who curse the Feb 14 celebrations. Largely guided by producer Dwight Baker (Kelly Clarkson, Enrique Iglesias), there are a few ventures into his more familiar glossy pop territory, such as the staccato acoustic hooks and bubbling acidic bass-lines of "Mr. Mellow," and the slinky club-oriented crunk of "I Wanna Be There," both of which recall the faceless mid-00s R&B of Cassie, Ciara and Christina Milian. But For Love is far more enchanting when it soaks up the sounds of her island background, whether it's the laid-back beachside folk of "Simple Love Song," the timeless Lovers' Rock of "Crown Royal," and Estelle cover "Come Over Love," or the breezy reggae-pop of "Higher Than The Clouds" and "Moving On," while the strutting tango of "Fight For Me Tonight" and the stripped back piano-led balladry of closer "What Am I Doing?" showcase Anuhea's delicately soulful Alicia Keys-esque vocals in all their glory. A quietly seductive affair, For Love suggests that when it comes to the 'female Jack Johnson' label, Colbie Caillat may now have some competition.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2012
Label: Worldsound
UPC: 0826217111922
catalogNumber: 1119

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anuhea   Primary Artist
George Reiff   Bass
Tim Lopez   Guitar
Gavin Jasper   Bass
Dwight Baker   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Leslie Ludiazo   Drums
JP Kennedy   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Anuhea Jenkins   Guitar,Ukulele
Brad Watanabe   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Kapena Delima   Drums
Caleb Keolanui   Background Vocals
C. Todd Nielsen   Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Morgan Taylor Reid   Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Justin McHugh   Piano
Tabber Millard   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Wendell Ching   Engineer
Mitchum Chin   Composer
Jason Farmer   Composer
Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin Quee   Composer
Estelle Swaray   Composer
Dwight Baker   Producer
JP Kennedy   Composer,Producer
Anuhea Jenkins   Composer
Brad Watanabe   Producer
Jacob Hemphill   Composer
Bo Napoleon   Composer

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